Rami Malek deservedly wins Best Actor Oscar for portrayal of Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek, the clear favourite to scoop this year’s Best Actor Oscar has done just that, for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

He also made history becoming the first actor of Egyptian origin to win this award and the first non-white actor in 12 years to win best actor at the Oscars, which is insane.

Malek thanked his family and made special mention of his father who has since passed away.

“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt. I’m a first-generation American,” he said. “Part of my story is being written right now and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you and everyone who believed in me – this is something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Watch his speech in full below.